We finally finished our farmhouse open shelves in the kitchen! The hardest part of this project was waiting for the stain to dry on the shelves. I wanted open shelves about two minutes after we knocked out 1/2 the wall between our kitchen and dining room!
When we removed the upper cabinets we had about three feet of open wall space to the left, “to the left” (I can’t help it). Finally, I was to create a few open shelves. My daughter made me promise not to place any object on these open shelves that looked “cheesy.”
We decided on two big and chunky shelves. My husband took the lead with the type of wood and went with birch. Birch is a nice choice because of the grain and how a stain enhances the grain. I found these awesome easy to install shelving brackets from my new favorite Etsy shop, Tired Trucker Designs. These brackets are sturdy and look amazing against the shelves. Amazing.
It turns out the hardest part of these farmhouse open shelves was staging the shelves. My daughter knows me well which explains her insistence that I choose my accessories wisely. I found the chalkboard sign on a trip to Knoxville.
It cost to ship the chalkboard than the purchase price. However, time with my sister-priceless!